The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

This journal has established itself as an internationally respected forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth and in comparative European colonial experiences. Particular attention is given to imperial policy and rivalries; colonial rule and local response; the rise of nationalism; the process of decolonization and the transfer of power and institutions; the evolution of the Imperial and Commonwealth association in general; and the expansion and transformation of British culture. The journal also features a substantial review section of recent literature.

Five issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 42 (3)

‘Preaching Disaffection’ in the Presbyterian Atlantic: Jotham Blanchard and the Reform Crisis in Scotland and Nova Scotia, c. 1827–37
vol. 42 (3): 377-399
Cocaine and the British Empire: The Drug and the Diplomats at the Hague Opium Conference, 1911–12
vol. 42 (3): 400-419
Imperialist and Nationalist Voices in the Struggle for Egyptian independence, 1919–22
vol. 42 (3): 420-439
Whispers from Below: Zionist Secret Diplomacy, Terrorism and British Security Inside and Out of Palestine, 1944–47
vol. 42 (3): 440-463
Controlling Development: ‘Martial Race’ and Empire in Kenya, 1945–59
vol. 42 (3): 464-485
Ornamentalism, Empire and Race: Indigenous Leaders and Honours in Australia and New Zealand
vol. 42 (3): 486-502
Uhuru na Kenyatta: White Settlers and the Symbolism of Kenya's Independence Day Events
vol. 42 (3): 503-529
A Diplomatic Tightrope: The Whitlam Government and the Diego Garcia Dilemma
vol. 42 (3): 530-550

Volume 42 (2)

Patronage and Professionalism: Manning a Transitional Empire, 1760–1870
vol. 42 (2): 193-214
British Merchants in New Markets: The Case of Wylie and Hancock in Brazil and the River Plate, c. 1808–19
vol. 42 (2): 215-238
British Colonialism and the Creation of Acholi Ethnic Identity in Uganda, 1894 to 1962
vol. 42 (2): 239-257
Organic Union or Aggressive Altruism: Imperial Internationalism in East Africa in the 1920s
vol. 42 (2): 258-285
‘Demonstrating the Machine Guns’: Rebellion, Violence and State Formation in Early Colonial Darfur
vol. 42 (2): 286-307
Dogs and British Colonialism: The Contested Ban on Eating Dogs in Colonial Hong Kong
vol. 42 (2): 308-328
The Centre Cannot Hold: Canada, Colonialism and the ‘Afro-Asian Bloc’ at the United Nations, 1960–62
vol. 42 (2): 329-349
The Kenya Papers of General Sir George Erskine, 1953–1955
vol. 42 (2): 350-352
Britain and Jordan: Imperial Strategy, King Abdullah I and the Zionist Movement
vol. 42 (2): 352-355
Macaulay and Son: Architects of Imperial Britain
vol. 42 (2): 355-357
Human Rights in the Shadow of Colonial Violence: The Wars of Independence in Kenya and Alger
vol. 42 (2): 357-362
Ending ‘East of Suez’: The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore, 1964–1968
vol. 42 (2): 362-364